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VIDEO: Growing Energy on the Countryside

August 18, 2011 By Tom Niemisto, Video Production Specialist

An emerging economic challenge for greater Minnesota involves developing renewable energy sources for local consumption.

To lay the groundwork for the next generation, the West Central Rural Outreach Center (WCROC) has launched an extensive applied research program in renewable energy geared towards rural Minnesota users and producers.  

An extention of the University of Minnesota's College of Food, Agriculture and Natural Resource Sciences, and collaboration with the University of Minnesota-Morris, WCROC tests and develops biomass gasification, creates synthetic fertilizer (NH3) from wind turbines, as well as photovoltaic and solar-thermal systems

 

video use with permission from the University of Minnesota

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